The Range, a project from James Hinton, shares an electric vibe in ‘Bicameral’

The Range, a project from James Hinton, shares an electric vibe in ‘Bicameral’

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This week’s free weekly download comes from The Range, a project from Vermont-based musician and producer James Hinton, which has resurfaced with a new single, “Bicameral.” Following collaborations with Tourist, Yaeji and Jim-E Stack, “Bicameral” is the first piece of original music from Hinton since 2016’s Potential and its accompanying materials, and teases at more new music from Hinton throughout 2022.

The Range | Photo from Domino Recording Company

The Range, the project of the Vermont-based musician and producer James Hinton, has resurfaced with a new single, “Bicameral.” Following collaborations with Tourist, Yaeji and Jim-E Stack, “Bicameral” is the first piece of original music from Hinton since 2016’s Potential and its accompanying materials, and teases at more new music from Hinton throughout 2022.

Hinton on “Bicameral”: “Bicameral” represents the beginning of a move into a more ethereal space in my music. I began working on it while on a retreat in Nicaragua in 2016 and finished it in 2020 in Vermont, so it uniquely captures a lot of the extreme positive and negative memories over that time. In this song, the original vocal that I sampled – a song called “The Road” by the Eritrean singer Bemnet Tekleyohannes – is “When you lighten” but I like that the interpretation of “When you lied – when you lied to me” is equally readable as the phrase repeats and changes.

Hinton made his Domino debut in 2016 with his third album Potential, which followed Nonfiction(2013) and The Big Dip (2011). He released Potential alongside Superimpose, a documentary that explored the making of the album and the voices that Hinton sampled throughout it. In April of 2018, Hinton relocated from Brooklyn to isolate himself in the Green Mountains of Vermont and work on new music in a fresh setting. Hinton builds on the techniques he established on Potential, seeking to create human connection in the Internet age through sampling vocalists from the corners of YouTube, Instagram, and Periscope. Stay tuned for more from The Range.

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